How to save water

Water is a precious resource, and we must do all we can to avoid wasting it. 330 litres of water are used in the average UK household each day. There are many benefits attached to saving water, and these include reducing your bills, cutting back your energy use and making a better contribution to the world around you. The less water we use, the less energy we need to pump, heat and treat it. Let’s take a look at some of the simplest yet most effective water-saving tips right now.

Replace baths with showers

We tend to use much less water when we shower than when we bathe. Swapping your baths for showers can help you make an excellent contribution to the battle against water waste.

Turn the tap off when you brush your teeth

There is no need to leave the tap running when you brush your teeth. Although turning the tap off may seem like it makes little difference, you could save a great deal of water over time by doing this.

Only use your dishwasher when it’s full

Avoid using your dishwasher when you only have a few items to wash. The appliance will consume just as much water if it is only half full. Avoid pre-rinsing your dishes before you put them in the dishwasher if you can. You should only use your washing machine when it is full too.

Look out for leaks

If you have a leaky tap, it could be wasting up to 2000 gallons of water each year. Leaky toilets can consume 500 gallons of water each day. By getting leaks fixed as soon as possible, you can cut down on waste substantially.

Water your plants with rain

Using rainwater to water your plants is another great way to cut down on waste.

Head to the car wash

You can reduce water waste considerably when you take your vehicle to the car wash instead of using water sourced from home. Many car wash facilities recycle water too, which is highly beneficial for the environment.

Invest in energy and water-saving technology

Many innovative products have been invented over the years that can help you save energy and water. These include items like water-efficient showerheads and flow restrictors. Today’s boilers are also excellent for reducing waste, with many people opting for combi boilers and similar solutions.

Avoid using hoses and sprinklers

Try to discourage your children from playing with your hose and sprinklers in the summer months, as this can cause more water waste than you might expect.

Look outside for leaks

It’s important to check the outside of your home for leaks as well as the inside. This means you need to take a close look at external pipes, hoses and taps.

Need to find a plumber to help you save water?

If you suspect you have a leak and are looking for new ways to become more water-efficient, we can help. You can reach Ability today by completing the form on the website, by calling us on 01892 514495 or by sending a message to

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